Business Aviation Community Gathers Again For Signature Trade Show

By Bill Carey Oct 21, 2021
After NBAA-BACE was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic, the business aviation community reconvened in Las Vegas.
Aircraft & Propulsion
SINOJET

SINOJET, Beijing took delivery of new LEAP-powered ACJ319neo (10673); aircraft can carry up to 19 pax.

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Wichita Machinists Union Resists COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

By Molly McMillin Oct 20, 2021
The Machinists union in Wichita is pushing back on a government mandate requiring employees of government contractors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as Textron Aviation and Spirit AeroSystems work to comply.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

DHL To Demo Drones For Port Deliveries

By Graham Warwick Oct 20, 2021
DHL Express plans to demonstrate the use of delivery drones for port logistics in a joint initiative with Malaysian aviation services company Pen Aviation and local cargo operator Raya Airways.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation
Norwegian Team Rolls Out Electric Racer
The first electric racing aircraft built for the new Air Race E series is being readied for flight.
andy.savoie@av… Wed, 10/20/2021 - 19:48
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Osaka Becomes Target For UAM Services By 2025
Major events such as the Olympic Games that focus the world’s attention on one country are emerging as key early showcases for urban air mobility.
andy.savoie@av… Wed, 10/20/2021 - 19:19
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All Escape After MD-87 Leaves Runway, Catches Fire

By Bill Carey Oct 20, 2021
Three crewmembers and 18 passengers evacuated safely after their McDonnell Douglas MD-87 left the runway and caught on fire Oct. 19 while attempting to take off from Houston Executive Airport in Brookshire, Texas.
Safety, Ops & Regulation
Eviation On Track For All-Electric Alice Completion
Despite pandemic-related supply chain disruption, the redesigned Eviation Alice is in final assembly ahead of first flight by year-end.
jack.freifelde… Wed, 10/20/2021 - 08:00
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Modern Aviation To Acquire Five Sheltair New York FBOs

By Molly McMillin Oct 19, 2021
Modern Aviation, based in New York, has signed an agreement to acquire five Sheltair Aviation fixed base operations in New York, subject to government approval.  The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2021. Modern Aviation is backed by Tiger Infrastructure Partners, a private equity fund.
Airports, FBOs & Suppliers

5G Could Enhance GNSS Signals For Urban Air Mobility

By Tony Osborne Oct 19, 2021
The European Space Agency and UK air navigation service provider NATS are exploring whether 5G cellular communications technology could help to provide a resilient positioning capability for uncrewed air systems. 
Urban & Unmanned Aviation
WHO'SNEWS: WHEELS UP

Srikanth Satya to Chief Technology And Development Officer of Wheels Up, New York.

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MODERN AVIATION

MODERN AVIATION agreed to acquire Sheltair Aviation's five FBOs in New York area, comprising those at LaGuardia, JFK, Westhampton, Republic/Farmingdale, and

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Engineers Envision Hydrogen Regional Aircraft Of Future

By Graham Warwick Oct 19, 2021
European engineering services company Akka Technologies has unveiled its concept for a zero-emission regional aircraft.
Emerging Technologies

Asset Manager Amedeo Backs Aura’s Electric Regional

By Graham Warwick Oct 19, 2021
Aircraft finance and asset management company Amedeo has entered a strategic partnership with Aura Aero that includes a letter of intent to purchase 200 of the French startup’s planned 19-seat ERA hybrid-electric regional aircraft.
Emerging Technologies

Cobra Gunship’s Firewatch Mission Ends

By Tony Osborne Oct 19, 2021
The U.S. Forestry Service has retired its Bell AH-1 Cobra helicopters used for the aerial supervision of firefighting operations.
Aircraft & Propulsion

XPeng Affiliate Secures Funding For Electric Fly/Drive Vehicle

By Graham Warwick Oct 19, 2021
Backed by Chinese electric car maker XPeng, startup HT Aero has reached agreement to raise more than $500 million to develop an integrated flying and driving vehicle.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Israeli Startup Targets Consumer eVTOL

By Graham Warwick Oct 19, 2021
A central tenet of Uber’s Elevate vision for urban aerial ride sharing was that this is commercial air transport—aircraft owned by airlines and flown by professional pilots plying between vertiports.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

GE Digital Signs MOU With Flapz For Flight Safety Data

By Molly McMillin Oct 19, 2021
GE Digital has signed a memo of understanding with Flapz to provide personalized data about each flight under a program called Safety Insight for Business Jets.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Rising Prices, Used Bizav Aircraft Demand To Continue, IADA Says

By Molly McMillin Oct 19, 2021
Used business aircraft prices have increased 20% to 30% due to historically low inventory and a backlog of new aircraft orders, an International Aircraft Dealers Association survey of its dealers shows.
Aircraft & Propulsion

UP.Partners Targets Future Mobility With New Fund

By Graham Warwick Oct 18, 2021
With investors including Alaska Air Group, UP.Partners has closed a $230 million early stage venture capital fund dedicated to supporting companies enabling future mobility.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

MILLBROOK AIR

Oct 18, 2021
MILLBROOK AIR was rebranded as FOUR CORNERS AVIATION; assets include an aircraft management and charter company, headquartered at Stewart…
Business Aviation

Splashdown in the Caribbean: Investigating The Accident

By Roger Cox Oct 18, 2021
The investigation of the Cessna 208 Caravan collision and ditching in Belize.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Splashdown in the Caribbean: What Happened

By Roger Cox Oct 17, 2021
Cessna 208 Caravan collision and ditching in Belize.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

SAFT

Oct 15, 2021
SAFT, Paris was selected by Embraer to supply 443CH1 Ultra Low Maintenance (ULM) batteries for the Praetor 500 and 600.
Business Aviation

VoloDrone Finds A Home, On A Trailer

By Graham Warwick Oct 14, 2021
Germany’s Volocopter has partnered with Austrian commercial vehicle manufacturer Schwarzmuller to develop a mobile takeoff and landing platform for the VoloDrone electric unmanned cargo aircraft.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation